NBCUniversal is planning to launch standalone streaming service
NBCUniversal has recently announced that it will launch its own standalone streaming service in 2020.
The service will be available in two different versions. The ad-supported version of the streaming service will be free for NBC TV subscribers in the United States, and will also be made available to Comcast Cable and Sky subscribers internationally, too. Paid versions of the app, which include an ad-free version for those who don’t want to go through commercials, the paid version will be available for $12.99, according to a CNBC report.
NBCUniversal’s streaming service will offer original programming for subscribers alongside its catalog of titles. However shows like ER and Friends, which aired on NBC in the ‘90s, but are technically owned by Warner Bros., may not be available to stream. The network’s press release states, NBCUniversal will continue to license content to other studios and platforms, while retaining rights to certain titles for its new service.
For now there is not much details available as the service will launch next year we expect that the company will announce something about it later this year.